CFP: 4th Special Track on Ontologies for Biomedical Systems at 22nd IEEE CBMS 2009

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CFP: 4th Special Track on Ontologies for Biomedical Systems at 22nd IEEE CBMS 2009

Amandeep S. Sidhu
4th Special Track on Ontologies for Biomedical Systems
3-4 August 2009
Albuquerque, New Mexico

22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

Biomedical Ontologies have developed in an uncoordinated way, often reflecting mere relations of 'association' between what are called 'concepts', and serving primarily the purposes of information extraction from on-line biomedical literature and databases. In recent years, we have learned a great deal about the criteria which must be satisfied if ontology is to allow true information integration and automatic reasoning across data and information derived from different sources. The goal of this track is to survey existing biomedical ontologies and reform them in such a way as to allow true information integration in biomedical domain. Authors are invited to submit original papers exploring the theories, techniques, and applications of biomedical ontologies. Papers are invited (but not limited) to the following themes:

* Biomedical Ontologies for Genetics, Proteomics, Diseases, Privacy etc
* Conceptual Models for Biological and Medical Data
* Semantics in Biological Data Modeling
* Use of semantics to manage Interoperation in Biomedical Databases
* Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for Biomedical Data
* Ontology representation and exchange languages for bioinformatics
* Biomedical Ontologies and OWL
* Biological Data Integration and Management using Ontologies
* Biomedical Data Engineering using Ontologies
* Application of Biomedical Ontologies for Heterogeneous Database Access
* Query Optimization Techniques for Biomedical Database using Ontologies
* Support of Ontologies for Biological Information Retrieval and Web Services
* Change Management in Biomedical Ontologies
* Tools for Development and Management of Biomedical Ontologies


No hardcopy submissions are being accepted. Electronic submissions of original technical research papers will only be accepted in PDF format. Use a maximum of 6 pages IEEE two-column format, including figures and references. All submissions will be done electronically via the CBMS 2009 web submission system ( Select the track "Ontologies for Biomedical Systems", provide the information about the paper title, authors, keywords, and corresponding author's information (telephone, fax, mailing address, e-mail address). Please note that author names should not appear on the paper. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper at the CBMS 2009 Symposium. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Selected papers from the track will be published in Special Issue of International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) in 2010.


April 1, 2009     Paper Submission Due
May 25, 2009     Notification of acceptance
June 21, 2009     Final camera-ready paper due
June 21, 2009     Pre-registration deadline

You must pre-register to have your paper published in the proceedings. If you only plan to attend and are not submitting a paper, pre-registration is still strongly encouraged.


Amandeep S. Sidhu
WA Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Matthew I. Bellgard
WA Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Jake Chen
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA

For further questions, please contact technical program chair at: [hidden email]